News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 28, 2013

Frances G. Buell


TERRE HAUTE — Frances G. Buell, 87, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Southwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 17, 1926, in Terre Haute, to George Harlan and Pearl (Dildene) Rector. Frances married Wayne M. Buell, Jr., and together they raised three sons. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 51 years and a member of World Gospel Church for 24 years. Faith and family were very important to Frances. She will forever be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Frances is survived by her sons, David Buell and his wife Teresa, Paul Buell and his wife Susan, and Mark Buell, all of Terre Haute; grandchildren David Buell, Michael Buell, Kyle Hagerman, Elizabeth Buell, Matthew (Sarah) Buell, Ian Knight and Issac Buell, all of Terre Haute; great-grandchildren Jameson, Keegan, Kendall, Hunter, Hogarth and a Baby Buell on the way; a brother, George (Linda) Rector of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers Herman and William Rector, and sisters Thelma Euriga, Mary Olbrich, Martha Boling, Helen Rector and Mable Waid.

Visitation will take place from 4 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home, with the Reverend Alfy Austin officiating. Burial will take place in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Care Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Online expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at